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DUI charge may follow multi-vehicle Los Angeles crash

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a Mid-City accident that caused hours of lane closures on a recent Wednesday evening. A California driver who suffered severe injuries in a recent car accident may find herself having to defend a DUI charge upon her release from the hospital. LAPD said investigators had reason to suspect alcohol and drugs to have played a role in the accident.

According to a preliminary accident report, authorities were called to the crash scene in the early evening hours. The report states that a woman in a westbound car struck the side of an adjacent vehicle, causing her to lose control and veer across the median. As she entered the eastbound lanes, she reportedly smashed into three more vehicles.

Four of the eastbound motorists suffered critical injuries, and the westbound driver had to be extricated from her car. She suffered life-threatening injuries and underwent surgical procedures upon her arrival at the hospital. The conditions of the other injured victims were not published. The investigation is ongoing, and no criminal charges were announced in the immediate aftermath of the accident. 

The fact that investigators suspect this California driver of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the accident does not equate to a finding of guilt. The burden remains on prosecutors to actually prove guilt in court and beyond a reasonable doubt before a conviction can be obtained. An experienced criminal defense attorney who focuses on protecting the rights of those facing a DUI charge can offer guidance and support at every stage of the criminal proceedings while focused on advocating in the client's best interests.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Five Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Mid-City", Beverly White, Corey Arvin, Aug. 20, 2015

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